Tuesday, May 7, 2024

A Theatre Masterpiece...


It's always great to have the opportunity to go to plays and concerts.

Whenever  a performance of any kind is announced at the Colonial Theatre in western Massachusetts, I jump at the chance to attend.


The theatre has been referred to as a "Gilded Age architectural gem." 

Going to the Colonial is like stepping into history.

 Its interior makes a person feel as if they have been transported to another time and age.


The ornate interior, which includes dozens upon dozens of angel figures, is beyond breathtaking.

The theatre originally opened in September of 1903.

The photo below is what one sees looking up in the Colonial. The figures are on the ceiling!

 The Colonial has undergone all kinds of changes and renovations throughout the decades. 

This grand old theatre continues to draw large audiences for featured plays and other events.

In addition, the Berkshire Theater Group is now located at the Colonial. 

Check out their website if reading more about the Colonial appeals to you.



Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh, how beautiful, Susan. No wonder you go whenever you can. I sure hope (in our modern day world of casual attire for any and all events) concert and theatre attendees don't show up in jeans and t-shirts. It really requires something more elegant and glimmery for such a lovely old theatre.

My Tata's Cottage said...

What a gorgeous theatre. Simply stunning. Always a pleasure to see you here. Have a terrific new week.

diane stetson said...

I have been there several times and it is just beautiful.

Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, this theatre opened in 1903! Isn't that something that it's still alive after all these years. The gold casing is beautiful with the angels. The theatre even has balcony seats. Love those red curtains too. I'm glad you got to see a play there, Susan. Sounds like a fun time.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They sure don't build things like they used to, or pay attention to detail. Cookie cutter design and modern hard edges are cold and characterless. It's a shame when old homes and buildings are left derelict or demolished when they should be preserved and used for community and educational purposes.

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